Alumni, Family & Friends Picnic

Celebrate the last days of summer. Celebrate recovery. Celebrate the kid in you. Join us for a family BBQ, guitar jam and games at our men’s centre in Brooklin. Busing ...

Gratitudegiving

One week before Thanksgiving, join us for a potluck dinner to celebrate gratitude and service. Welcoming families who embrace gratitude and all who pay recovery forward through service.  Gratitude shares ...

Perspective: We Have Our Daughter Back

My journey to recovery began with anguish and hopelessness. My beloved child was sinking deeper and deeper into life-threatening addiction. I didn't know where to turn. I was hoping for ...

Alumni, Family & Friends Picnic

Celebrate the last days of summer. Celebrate recovery. Celebrate the kid in you. Join us for a family BBQ, guitar jam and games at our men’s centre in Brooklin. Busing from Toronto is available but space is limited. $5.00 suggested donation. Sunday, September 14th at 12:00 noon. Paul J. Sullivan Centre, 90 Colston Avenue, Brooklin. […]

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Gratitudegiving

One week before Thanksgiving, join us for a potluck dinner to celebrate gratitude and service. Welcoming families who embrace gratitude and all who pay recovery forward through service.  Gratitude shares and service awards presented. Monday, October 6th at 6:00pm. Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto RSVP with your potluck dish to Joanne at jsteel@renascent.ca or […]

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Perspective: Timeout

Give me a resentment and get me alone and my disease locks the door and refuses to answer when anything that looks like a program of recovery comes knocking. It turns up the volume on the chaos so sounds of serenity can’t be heard. It gives prayer and meetings and my sponsor and my higher power “the finger.”

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The Alienation Zone

Support groups provide invaluable help for addicts who strive not to return to their former lifestyle. These groups are comprised of people who share your problems and frustrations, but also your hopes and your dreams. If you no longer feel comfortable among your former friends, then perhaps you have to relearn human interactions slowly, step by step, within the haven of a support group.

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Video: Isolation

I can be around people and not let them know what’s going on with me. They may ask, “How you doing?” and I’ll say, “I’m good” but really I’ve got a lot of problems. I need to share with people what’s going on with me but I hold it in, whether because of fear or pride or whatever it is. I need to let people know where I’m at and what’s going on with my life.

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